ABOUT US - CARIBE HORSE
NEW LOCATION !! NOW ON THE
Caribe Horse was created in 2007 and has
growing ever since. The name is very well established among travelers
and tourism operators for the quality of our services. In fact we are
dedicated to offering you the best experience : best horses, best
equipment and a knowledgeable, multi lingual and friendly guide.
Horseback riding tours
are our main source of income, but we also get involved with the local
community by offering lessons for local kids at very affordable price.
Caribe Horse changed owners in 2011, as a
we have a new location. In order to fit our standards, we
the best location : we are now able to offer our horses 10
hectares of pasture, enough to graze freely and make them happy! The
ranch is right on the beach , allowing us to truly offer a beach ride
without loosing time, and make our riders and horses happy!
We keep our horses in semi liberty, they are
freely whenever we don´t use them for the tours or lessons.
have 12 horses, enough to rotate and allowing them to rest and
healthy without over exercising.
Our main concern is to take the best care of our
They are given pellets after each ride, as well as every time they need.
We groom them and shower them several times a week, deworm and take
care of parasites on a very regular basis. We believe in a natural way
of interacting with them. It is called natural horsemanship. All our
horses are kept bare feet anytime it is possible. We use the
best trimming technics for healthier hooves.
Caribe Horse is now located between Punta
Manzanillo, on Playa Grande. To find us, you will have to pass the
Punta Uva community, on your way to Manzanillo. We are on the left
hand side, 200m past the famous restaurant El Refugio, on the left side of the road.
We have 11 horses and one foal. Some of them were
rescued and finally are able to live a better live. Most of the horses
are between 4 and 10 years old, young and fit. 2 of them are older and
are used only rarely. We have smaller and very nice horses suitable for
All our horses are trained according to the
horsemanship techniques of Parelli. They listen to the voice, tong
clicks, and do not fear most of the dangers we could
encounter : people playing ball games, dogs, or
What make the ride a better experience besides a
horse is a good equipment. All our saddles and material are imported
from Europe. They are lighter and more gentle for the horses as well as
more comfortable for the
We work hand in hand with the majority of the
local hotels and tour
operator, and the stable has earned a great reputation from the
of its tours, horses, and material.
About the owners
Caribe Horse has 2 new owners : Amelie and Miguel.
Originally from France, Amelie has a long love
with horses. She started horseback riding very young and grew up with
it. Passionate, all her childhood and teenage time was spent around
of the place : it was the perfect combination
between amazing beaches, generous nature and wildlife. The area is
pristine enough, yet She naturally came to Costa Rica on a stop during
world trip she had begun several years before. Puerto Viejo seduced
her by the natural beauty offers very good food and standard of living. It
only took a few days to decide that the place was her
Later on, she got to concretize a life long dream :
having her own ranch, which is nested
in a post card scenery surroundings, and if possible living from her
Miguel, from Spain, is sharing his love of horses with
his family. They live in Puerto Viejo, on the ranch property 6 months
Miguel has a life long experience with horses, and specializes in longer trail rides.
ABOUT THE AREA - PUERTO VIEJO,
is a small town, with vibrant colors. It’s not a destination
everyone. It is very pura vida, jamaican and euro accent, people say
it is like a different country and a unique experience. Here people
wear a very friendly smile, and tourist feel differently than in the
rest of Costa Rica. Puerto Viejo has
pristine beaches, it is still a fisher man village, that seams like it
doesn’t want to go to bed with its many night hot spots, and
You will be amazed by the quality of the restaurants for a very
affordable price. Very good chefs from around the world juggle for a
delightful fusion cuisine, during our day tour we will go to one of
these great place according to your taste, you will be given an option
to 4 or 5 restaurant, on the beach. The website
Puerto Viejo Satellite has extensive information
about the area including how to get here, places to stay and where to